Rita Ann Rever 67, of Taylorville, passed away on March 4, 2014 at 5:53 p.m. at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield IL. She was born on February 8, 1947 in Decatur, IL; the daughter Denzel “Nick” and Letha (Bierman) Nixon.She married John O. “Jack” Rever on August 9, 1985 in Taylorville, IL. She retired from the Illinois Department of Revenue after 44 years of service. She was a member of the Evangelical Free Church in Taylorville, IL. Mrs. Rever was an avid lover of kitty cats, crocheting and cross word puzzles.

She is survived by her husband, John O. “Jack” Rever of Taylorville, IL; sons: John Rever of St. Joseph, Mo and Rob (Mary) Rever of Taylorville, IL; daughters: Shara (Greg) Schuh of Taylorville, IL and Rhonda Beck and Companion Everett Johnson of Taylorville, IL; grandchildren: Samantha, Andrew, Alex and Nick Rodgers; Dallas Beck; Steven, Matt, Zach, Tim and Luke Rever; brothers: Bob (JoAnne) Nixon of Argenta, IL and Philip (Doris) Nixon of North Carolina; sisters: Sharon Shull of Decatur IL, Denise (Eric) Hoft of South Carolina; her very special great-grandson, Logan Rodgers and her three loving cats; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in passing by her parents, brother, Joe Nixon; granddaughter, Rebecca Rodgers and daughter-in-law, Brenda Rever.

Visitation will be from 9:00 until 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Rev. Jim Wolf officiating.

Memorials may be made to: Humane Society of Central Illinois, 423 Kays Drive, Normal, IL 61761-1958

Arrangements by Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, Illinois

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